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Egyptian Snake Lariat

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Price: $225.00
Member Price: $202.50

Item# 80-013283 







Description

In the Museums collection is a gold snake bracelet from the Macedonian and Ptolemaic period (33230 B.C.). Its sinuous body, patterned with delicate scales, terminates in a finely wrought snake head. We have adapted the original snake bracelet to create this dramatic necklace.

24K gold overlay. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 18'' to 20''L with extender chain.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 18'' to 20''L with extender chain

Art History

After Egypt came under the rule of the Hellenistic Greeks (32327 B.C.) and later became a province of the Roman Empire (after 27 B.C.), the snake became a fashionable jewelry motif. Two main types of serpent jewelry are represented in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods: one suggesting a realistic snake, with a head and a tail, and a second type with two snake heads. The snake had positive associations, particularly with Asclepius, a benevolent god of medicine and healing.

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Description

In the Museums collection is a gold snake bracelet from the Macedonian and Ptolemaic period (33230 B.C.). Its sinuous body, patterned with delicate scales, terminates in a finely wrought snake head. We have adapted the original snake bracelet to create this dramatic necklace.

24K gold overlay. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 18'' to 20''L with extender chain.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 18'' to 20''L with extender chain




Art History

After Egypt came under the rule of the Hellenistic Greeks (32327 B.C.) and later became a province of the Roman Empire (after 27 B.C.), the snake became a fashionable jewelry motif. Two main types of serpent jewelry are represented in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods: one suggesting a realistic snake, with a head and a tail, and a second type with two snake heads. The snake had positive associations, particularly with Asclepius, a benevolent god of medicine and healing.


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